San Bernardino, CA
Newly appointed President of San Bernardino Community College District Board of Trustees
San Bernardino Community College District Board of Trustees member Joseph Williams was appointed President of the Board by unanimous decision on Thursday, December 8th to succeed former Assemblymember John Longville.
Williams will be joined in his new assignment by Gloria Macías Harrison and Donna Ferracone who will serve for the next year as vice president and clerk.
“As a proud product of the San Bernardino Community College District, I am immensely honored to serve as Board President and help open doors of opportunity for our next generation,” Williams said when he accepted the appointment. “I am looking forward to working as a team with my colleagues on the board and Chancellor Bruce Baron to continue focusing on the success of our 25,000 students and faithfully stewarding the resources entrusted to us by the public.”
In 2005, Williams was a student at San Bernardino Valley College and served as a student trustee on the SBCCD Board. Williams earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Redlands and received a certificate in nanotechnology from the San Bernardino Community College District’s Applied Technology Training Center.
Williams was appointed to the board in 2013 to fill a vacancy and in 2014 he was elected to a four-year term representing SBCCD Area 2 which includes Rialto, and the unincorporated area of Muscoy. He is CEO of the Youth Action Project and was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to serve on the California Workforce Investment Board.
In commenting on the appointments of Williams, Harrison and Ferracone, Chancellor Bruce Baron said, “I am grateful that these dedicated public servants are bringing their knowledge and passion to the San Bernardino Community College District to help create more opportunities for our young people, our families and our community.”